Overcome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌəʊvərˈkʌm|  American pronunciation of the word overcome
Brit.  |əʊvəˈkʌm|  British pronunciation of the word overcome
irregular verb:  p.t. — overcame  p.p. — overcome


- win a victory over (syn: defeat)
You must overcome all difficulties
- get on top of; deal with successfully (syn: get over, master, subdue, surmount)
- overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli (syn: overpower, overtake, overwhelm, whelm)
- overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

Extra examples

After a tough battle, they overcame the enemy.

She overcame a leg injury and is back running again.

We shall overcome.

She managed to overcome her shyness.

I was overcome with grief and rage.

He was overcome.

Many people were overcome by fumes from the burning factory.

He struggled to overcome his shyness.

Her financial problems could no longer be overcome.

The engineer was working on the freezer when he was overcome by gas.

Charles was overcome with grief.

Australia overcame the Netherlands 2-1.

You must overcome all difficulties

Only by facing your problems can you hope to overcome them.

I've been trying to overcome my fear of flying.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: overcome
he/she/it: overcomes
present participle: overcoming
past tense: overcame
past participle: overcome
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